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Cotton gin worker killed

Monday, October 14, 2002

MARSTON - A man was killed when he became pinned between a truck and loading dock Sunday.

Orlando J. Kershaw Sr., 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Richardson's Gin at Marston. The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

According to New Madrid County Coroner Tim Clayton, a driver of a cotton module hauler stated he backed the vehicle to the gin's loading dock and did not see anyone. After returning from the office, the driver spotted Kershaw behind the truck.

Clayton said Kershaw, who had been employed at the cotton gin for about a week, died from internal chest injuries.

The body was taken to DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where arrangements are incomplete at this time.